WILLIE & THE POOR BOYS – MUSIC DVD release scheduled



Alan McKendree amck at thenetdr.com
Wed Aug 4 08:15:04 CDT 2004


This just in. FYI.  For some reason, John's not mentioned in the 
personnel list at the bottom, either as part of the band or as a 
featured artist.  Minor oversight, I'm sure:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

WILLIE & THE POOR BOYS – MUSIC DVD

UK & EUROPE RELEASE DATE: 6th September 2004

Do you know of a film on a band that features Bill Wyman, Ron Wood and 
Charlie Watts (It’s not the Rolling Stones) – Also features Kenney 
Jones and John Entwistle (and it’s not The Who) – Also features Ringo 
Starr (no - its not the Beatles) plus a few other ‘less well known’ 
artists such as Andy Fairweather–Low, Chris Rea, and Raf Ravenscroft 
(remember the Saxophone solo in Baker Street?)….Don’t know?


Well, it’s Willie and the Poor Boys!


Classic Pictures are pleased to announce the release of “Willie & The 
Poor Boys” for the first time EVER on DVD!


This band in concert was filmed in a 50’s style Rock ‘n’ Roll show at 
the Fulham Town Hall, London, UK in 1985 and was a concept based on an 
original idea by Bill Wyman which continued the charity fundraising for 
the Ronnie Lane Appeal for A.R.M.S. (Action for Research into Multiple 
Sclerosis) that began with series of concert in 1983.

 

“The one thing that we found with the video shoot was that everyone 
went in there with great spirits and really went out to have a good 
time.” – said Bill Wyman during ‘The Making Of’

 

This film is a real “Gem” – unearthed by Classic Pictures from Bill 
Wyman’s personal vault and will be a “Must Have” for any collector of 
Classic Rock.

 

Wyman added - “The word that seemed to permeate the surroundings on the 
shoot for 2 days was fun…everyone wanted to have fun”

   

 

DVD TRACKLIST INCLUDES

Chicken Shack Boogie, Baby Please Don’t Go, You Never Can Tell, Let’s 
Talk It Over, Poor Boy Boogie, Saturday Night, All Night Long, These 
Arms Of Mine, Can You Hear Me   

   

DVD SOUND OPTIONS

Dolby 5.1, DTS 5.1 & Dolby Stereo

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

 

*Documentary on the Making of ‘Willie & the Poor Boys’

A 30 minute behind the scenes ‘Making Of’ feature – Narrated by Bill 
Wyman.

Featuring interviews with Kenney Jones (Small Faces/Faces/The Who), 
Ringo Starr (Beatles), Gary Brooker (Procol Harum), John Entwistle (The 
Who), Ronnie Wood (Faces/Rolling Stones), Bill Wyman and many more…

 

*Interview with Bill Wyman

 

‘WILLIE & THE POOR BOYS’



ARE:

Bill Wyman

Andy Fairweather-Low

Charlie Watts

Mickey Gee

Geraint Watkins

 

 

WITH:

Ron Wood

Kenney Jones

Mel Collins

Chris Rea

Terry Taylor

Raf Ravenscroft

Henry Spinetti


SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE:

Ringo Starr as “Janitor”

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Classic Pictures, Shepperton International Film Studios,  UK

Tel: 0044 (0) 1932 592016

www.classicpictures.co.uk (or) www.billwyman.com 





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